JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – UFC 249: Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje took place Saturday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
Herb Dean does not agree with Dominick Cruz’s heavy accusations towards fellow referee Keith Peterson.
Cruz (22-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) was stopped late in Round 2 of his UFC 249 bantamweight title fight with Henry Cejudo and was visibly unhappy with the stoppage last Saturday night. After Cejudo dropped Cruz with a knee, several unanswered punches forced Peterson to waive the fight off just as Cruz was about to make his way back up.
In his post-fight speech with Joe Rogan, Cruz accused Peterson of smelling like alcohol and cigarettes, adding that he wished he would have been drug tested. But Dean says he was around Peterson before the fight and didn’t sense that he was under the influence.
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